Solve problems: try to patent food products is not a recipe for success

  • Solve problems: try to patent food products is not a recipe for success
    Independent.t. E.
    Question: I make the product really unique recipe, and I’m having good success with it. How do I go about patenting the recipe and development to the other without copying it?
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Question: I make the product really unique recipe, and I’m having good success with it. How do I go about patenting the recipe and development to the other without copying it?

Answer: Intellectual property (IP) is the goal of every new food business. If you produce a product that has completely unique intellectual property, then you probably make a lot of money, if there is consumer demand for the product.

Unfortunately, in most food products, You can’t patent a recipe, although sometimes if there is a very scientific process or ingredient in it, you might just have a chance, but it is very rare. I doubt that this opportunity is open to you from the information you have provided. Which, of course, open to you and any other business, is the ability to trademark their brand. This will allow you to work quickly on building a brand in this new and exciting field, and obtain customers to see you as a “leader” in this space.

In this case, it is your brand-the house that protect your product and whatever other copy a recipe, they can’t copy your brand.

You may also be familiar with the process of the igp (protected geographical indication), which is a European designation given to products that can demonstrate that they are associated with a particular region. Waterford Hddd is a good example. It received the status of PGI in 2013. This means that only bakeries in this area, producing bread, in particular, the method can cause a product with the same name. You will also see similar cheeses, champagne, etc. Is another way to protect the product is used in certain food businesses. Use the uniqueness of your recipe to drive fast, first the interest of consumers mover advantage in building a strong brand and it will go a long way to protect your business.

Question: I produce artisans of food and supplied to several retailers of the specialty over the past two years. I need to expand, but a number of my existing customers was given to understand that if I appear on supermarket shelves, they will no longer be available for my product. Can you advise me?

Answer: what You describe is a common danger to supply retailers in any area, but are not limited to speciality stores. Most store owners and buyers trade support new startups. In exchange for this, they like, for as long as possible that the manufacturer would like to continue working with this seller.

The problem arises with the need for business to grow. While very grateful for any suggestions at the beginning, there is also the realization for you to stay in business, you have to take on new clients. It is up to commercial decisions on Your behalf. What are the numbers? You will sell a much larger number of shares, extending its way to the market? It should not be a “guillotine” type solution. You can, for example, can leave part of the range exclusive with some existing customers and develop new products to markets. I even know some manufacturers who have the brand in the retail specialty, and then a separate brand for conventional supermarkets – although there are some problems.

I would also like to encourage you to explore the region, as in the sphere of public catering, as other income opportunities that can delay the need to lose customers in the short term.

In summary, it is likely that you will be dealing with most retailers in the market, in the end. Much of the time dealing with someone, and when you start forging new relationships.

It also requires a little courage and confidence when business needs require a larger volume than existing commercial customers can give you.

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